Stephen Shackelford

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Representative Town Meeting-District 8 candidate

Westport

Age: 42

Incumbent: No

Current job: Susman Godfrey LLP

Education: Jackson Preparatory School; Harvard College; JD - Harvard Law School

The most important issue in this election: Ensuring we get CMS back up and running on time, and putting processes in place to do a better job maintaining our schools in the future, so Westport's public school system can remain the best in the state.

Other issues: Transparency. Our constituents need more than ever to understand what is going on in our town government, and why.

Family: My wonderful wife Stefanie has been active in the public schools since we moved here, most recently serving as a PTA co-president. We have four kids: two in Staples, one at BMS, and one at CES, all of them avid soccer players. And a wonderful golden retriever named Joy.

Previous elected offices, community group affiliations: Member of Democratic Town Committee.

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